The 2020-21 NBA Western Conference 2nd seed Phoenix Suns square off with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 10:00 PM in front of their home crowd. With the playoffs drawing closer, both teams would benefit from a win.
The Blazers are looking good coming into the matchup as they try to extend a 4-game winning streak after moving up to the 5th spot of the Western Conference, while the Suns try to bounce back from a loss against the Golden State Warriors.
NitroBetting news brings you an all-inclusive preview of the upcoming Blazers vs. Suns game, including crucial team information, players to watch, and the latest NBA odds. Furthermore, we share helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions for a better chance of locking in on winning picks.
Trail Blazers vs. Suns Game Information
- When: Wednesday, May 13, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: Rip City Radio 620 AM (Blazers) / 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Blazers peaked a few weeks before the playoffs, and there’s no better time to go full throttle. Terry Stotts and company eye a deep run in the playoffs, and with a healthy and in-form squad, we expect the team to produce highly competitive games along the way.
Norman Powell is the man of the week following 4-straight games with more than 20 points each. His last performance for the Blazers saw the forward scoring 28 points while adding 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Damian Lillard is the heart and soul of the Blazers’ offense. The guard led the team to multiple memorable wins. In his last 6 games, Lillard averaged more than 33 points per game and 8 assists. These are extraordinary numbers that will threaten any team along the way.
The services of CJ McCollum also remain invaluable for the team thanks to his consistency. He scored 28 points in his last game against the Rockets with 3 rebounds and 7 assists to his name. Meanwhile, Zach Collins, Nassir Little, and Carmelo Anthony will miss this game due to injury.
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
After suffering another loss that extends their losing streak to 2 games, the Suns will now try to extinguish this bad spell and end their regular season on a high note.
But there’s still a possibility of clinching the top spot in the Western Conference through a string of wins and if the Utah Jazz fails to win their last remaining games. Nevertheless, we anticipate the Suns to go all out before the playoffs.
The Suns will look at Chris Paul to handle the playmaking in this final scratch of the regular season. He does not top the scoring for the team, but he does enough to find open looks for his teammates. In five of his last six games, the guard managed to record 10 assists or more, including an average of 17.6 points.
On the other hand, his backcourt tandem, Devin Booker, has been lighting up the scoreboard. Despite inconsistencies in his last two games, he averaged 30.6 points on 53.5% shooting before that. He will be the go-to scorer for his team in this upcoming matchup.
Trail Blazers vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Blazers are 6-4 in their last 10 away games.
- The Blazers are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone 4 times in the Blazers’ last 10 away games.
- The Suns are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The Suns are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over 9 times in the Suns’ last 10 games.
Trail Blazers vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction
The Blazers have made the most of their remaining games in the regular season. Now, they try to chase another victory to extend their win streak to 5. Meanwhile, the Suns itch to get back to winning ways.
Although the Suns come in as favorites here, there’s no denying that a Blazers team on fire can be difficult to stop. If they set the tempo first, they can pull away from the Suns or threaten to cover the spread at the very least. Then again, a Suns team at maximum speed can secure the win.
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